Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter, Inc is the leading non-profit organization dedicated solely to promote Finnish-American cultural exchange in the tri-state area. We give out scholarship to students and arrange various cultural events throughout the year. We have given more than half a million dollars in scholarships and grants so far. 

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Thursday, February 22nd a members-only event at the Marimekko flagship store. 

Thank You All for a fantastic Finland 100 season and Happy Holidays!! 

Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter Board



New York Metropolitan Chapter, Inc.

Scholarship Committee, P.O.Box 2590 Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163


Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter

Is once again pleased to announce scholarships available for qualified students.

- Applicants with connection to Finland- either by heritage or by Finnish related subject of study/research - are given preference.

- The completed application package must be received by February 15th, 2018

For all additional information, forms and application please click here.

Kaija Caldara – Chairperson

Scholarship Committee



Our Scholarship Recipients this year are:

Chelsea Faase, Laura Hietamies, Ilkka Inonen, Mirva Johnson, Markus Kaitila, Maria Kelly, Zakari Kujala, Katja Luostarinen, Hanna Nordenswan, Jack Räisänen, Heidi Tirkkonen, Mari Tomunen and Tuomas Tomunen.

FF NYMC wishes to thank these people for their recent support:

Elsa Brule

Ervin and Ritva Cepeda, in memory of Yrjö Juho Vänttinen

Edward Laisi Estate

Tuulikki Leino, in memory of Mr. Lee Alperin

James and Celeste Miller, in memory of Judge John Pessala

Sven and Hillevi Paul, in memory of Mr. Bert Stromholm

Ethel Salonen Ollin, Harold Ollin and Henry Salonen in memory of Anna-Liisa Rintala

Pirjo Sorgi, in memory of Mrs. Raili Washburn

Lotta M. Stewart in memory of Dr. Richard Impola

FF NYMC wishes to thank all these individuals for supporting us last year!

Anonymous, Anneli Alperin, in memory of Lee Alperin, Aino Backstrand, in memory of Lee Alperin, Ritva Cepeda, in memory of Yrjö Juhani Vänttinen, John and Janet Erickson, in memory of Lee Alperin, Jonathan Epstein, Tuula Feineis, Heljä Harrison, Spencer Hlidebrand and Paula Hoffren, Helena Herrmann, Aili Flint, in memory of Austin Flint, Adele Ideström, Karina Jablonowski, Lea Kantelinen, George Karl and Sanna Lemmetti, Kaske-Cirigliano family, in memory of Edith and Paul Kaske, Lilian Kilder, Eero and Soile Kilpi, Sija Kolehmainen, in memory of Lee Alperin, Anja Kortmann, Joseph and Hilkka Kosinsky, Anja Laine, Tuulikki Leino, Pentti Lindholm, Reijo and Maria Mäkelä, Ossi Närhi, in memory of Emil and Hilli Närhi, Terttu Ovaska, Eric Orava, Tuula Pasola-Alberino, Jaana Rehnström, Leena Scutt, Anneli Stanton, Antoine and Petra Tabry, Oili Tikkanen, Leena Toivonen, Hannele Troise, Irma Vollrath and Laila Williamson.

Our former President, Lee Alperin and board member Anna-Liisa Rintala in memoriam.


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Finland in August 

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The Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter has a distinguished record of awarding scholarships to qualified individuals for study in the United States and Finland in such fields as: science, medicine, business, music, art, history, education, and Finnish studies. Read more of the details and application process.


Finnish Heritage For Life

Finnish Heritage For Life

The Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter Is A Non-Profit Organization, Governed By A Board Of Directors, Which Supports And Cultivates Finnish Culture In The New York Tri-State Area.

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Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.  This means that your unrestricted donations are 100% tax deductible.  We accept donations to our scholarship funds and in support of our activities to preserve Finnish culture in the greater New York area.

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